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|King George V’s Police Coronation Medal|
Obverse and reverse of the medal awarded to members of the Metropolitan Police.
|Awarded by United Kingdom|
|Awarded for||Police, fire and ambulance personnel on duty during the official Coronation celebrations.|
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Police Coronation Medal ribbon
The Police Coronation Medal was sanctioned in 1911 as an award to policemen, members of ambulance units, firemen and Royal Parks' staff on duty during the official celebrations of the coronation of King George V that took place during 1911.
The medal was presented in silver to all ranks. It continued the practice of awarding a special medal to police on duty during major royal celebrations that commenced with Queen Victoria's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Police Medals, and Edward VII's Police Coronation Medal, although qualification was now widened to include bodies outside London.
Several service organisations qualified, with the name of the organisation shown on the reverse of the medal. A total of 31,822 medals were awarded:
Metropolitan Police 19,783
Scottish Police 2,800
St John Ambulance Brigade 2,755
County and Borough Police 2,565
City of London Police 1,400
London Fire Brigade 1,374
Royal Irish Constabulary 585
St Andrew’s Ambulance Corps 310
Police Ambulance Service 130
Royal Parks 120